Ronit Plank is a writer, teacher, podcast host & speaker who believes that stories save us.

Ronit Plank is a writer, teacher, podcast host & speaker who believes that stories save us.

Stories save us.


Let’s Talk Memoir is a podcast for memoir lovers, readers and writers, featuring interviews with memoirists about their writing process, their challenges, and what they’ve learned about sharing the most personal of narratives. Hosted by writer, speaker, and memoirist Ronit Plank, each episode highlights different aspects of the memoir writing experience, writing tips, and inspiration.

Recently on Let’s Talk Memoir

Episode 106 ft. Justin Billmeier

Justin Billmeier joins Let’s Talk Memoir for a conversation about his experience directing and producing audiobooks for a major publishing house, recording equipment costs and considerations for the indie memoirist, audiobook coaching and guidance, and the many...

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Episode 105 ft. Meg Kissinger

Meg Kissinger joins Let’s Talk Memoir for a conversation about losing two siblings to suicide, using her skills as a journalist on her own family, America’s failed mental health system, stripping away prejudice about people with mental illness, the toxicity of shame,...

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Praise for Let’s Talk Memoir and Ronit Plank

"Finally, a memoir-themed podcast with an educated, skilled host who welcomes a spectrum of writers. The topics are so helpful to me in this stage of my writing career. I look forward to each new episode. Thank you, Ronit Plank.

"Ronit is an excellent interviewer who brings in an array of guests demonstrating wisdom and vulnerability in navigating some of the hardest situations in life. This podcast is a guiding light."

"This is my go-to show about writing. It offers both depth and conciseness. Every episode I've listened to has added to my understanding and appreciation of modern memoirs."

"Ronit is an expert interviewer. Every episode of her show is packed with great conversations and so much wisdom. This is a must-listen for every memoirist."

"Ronit Plank is shining a bright, white spotlight on memoir. Her intimate knowledge of the genre coupled with excellent interviewing skills allow memoir writers, lovers of memoir, and anyone who's ever wondered what memoir is all about to gain insight. Her guests reveal vulnerable truths along with craft tips, their journeys to publishing, and books that inspired them. This is a professional, insightful podcast that's not to be missed."

“Wonderful in every way. Excellent interviews from an outstanding Interviewer."

Books by Ronit Plank

When She Comes Back

“An intimate, intuitive, emotionally vivid account that finds hope in reconciliation.” – Kirkus Reviews

When She Comes Back is a memoir about the loss of Ronit’s mother to the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, the guru at the center of the Netflix docuseries Wild Wild Country, and their eventual reconciliation. It’s also the story of a family trying to find itself, grownups who don’t know how to be adults, and what happens when the person your life revolves around can’t stay.

Home Is a Made Up Place

“A poignant and melancholy collection of stories about the constant search for a place to belong.” – Kirkus Reviews

Bracing and intimate, Home is a Made-Up Place is a collection of stories about reclaiming personal power, recognizing the difference between what can and cannot be changed, and the pull of familial attachments despite the toll they might take.

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